Company is the latest to join OASC’s enterprise partner programme and the two sides will work together to develop and introduce innovations with Finnish cities, based on interoperability standards.
Finland-based Vastuu group, which was recently chosen by the City of Helsinki as the operator service provider of the MyData project, has become the latest member of the Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) Enterprise Partnership programme.
Vastuu Group will engage with OASC’s global network of cities to further develop and introduce innovations developed in and with Finnish cities and based on OASC’s minimal interoperability mechanisms (MIMs), open technical specifications that have been adopted by more than 150 cities in 30-plus countries.
Vastuu Group has a longstanding history in the construction sector, focusing on digital transformation for the built environment. The two organisations will jointly explore how fundamental mechanisms for personal data protection, platforms of transparency and trust, and cross-domain spaces can be taken to the next level.
Such capabilities are part of the digital transformation journey of cities worldwide, that are supported by MIMs and open standards, allowing cities and communities to replicate and scale solutions globally, and enabling them to tackle grey economy issues, transact data products, track climate indicators, and ultimately orchestrate entire data ecosystems.
According to Vastuu, this “vision of tomorrow“ is already being realised today by its Platform of Trust and MyDataShare services and also in several solutions and projects in city service network planning, fighting the grey economy in the construction sector, making job hunting easier, calculating the carbon footprint, and optimising, for example, indoor conditions, water consumption, and material flows.
“Vastuu Group is made up of visionaries who are not limited by the horizon we face, but are working actively to expand our collective vision of the future”
MyData solutions enable the management and decentralisation of personal data and other information gathered from individuals without creating unnecessary copies, reports Vastuu. Decentralisation of information ensures that the information is not stored in a big mass in one place, thereby decreasing the risk of information breaches, among others.
“Vastuu Group is made up of visionaries who are not limited by the horizon we face, but are working actively to expand our collective vision of the future,” said Davor Meersman, CEO of Open & Agile Smart Cities. “In fact, as with many urban innovations coming out of Finland, there is always something to learn and to share with the wider community.”
Lars Albäck, CEO of Vastuu Group, added: “For cities to offer human-centric and trusted services and to enhance positive economic, environmental, and societal development, they need digital and scalable data-driven solutions that use data in a trusted way.
“Vastuu Group originated from the need for these kinds of solutions in the built environment domain. With OASC as our key global network and partner, we can co-create these solutions together with the future-oriented cities by sharing best practices and challenges.”
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